The local ban on plastic bags has to be the most ill-conceived law ever enacted. No bags at the store — really? I go into the produce department and put all my vegetables into, guess what? A plastic bag. Then to the meat department, where I put my purchase into a plastic bag. From there I head off to the bakery, where I buy some bagels and put them into a paper bag, all supplied by the store.
To go a step further, I walk my dog at the beach — where plastic bags are supplied for the dog poop. I bought some booze at the liquor store, but they can’t put it in a bag unless I agree to buy one. And all this time I thought it was illegal to walk out of the store with a bottle of liquor.
If the trash is just put in the container to be picked up by the sanitation district, without being put in a plastic bag, it gets scatted all over the neighborhood. Is that good for the environment?
I don’t know who thought this law up, but they sure did not think it through. It ought to be repealed.